Definition of adrenaline junkie in US English:

adrenaline junkie

(also adrenalin junkie)

noun

informal
  • A person with a compulsive desire for excitement and adventure.

    ‘a bit of an adrenaline junkie, he appears to have no regard for his own safety’
    ‘there's enough nailbiting action to satisfy the most hardened of adrenaline junkies’
    • ‘He was an adrenaline junkie who willed himself to do things mere mortals would not consider.’
    • ‘I'm a bit of an adrenaline junkie, so I love to go out and do crazy, slightly outrageous stuff, such as bungee jumping, surfing, skydiving and snowboarding.’
    • ‘The high-octane movie is a must-see for any adrenaline junkie.’
    • ‘One year later they meet up with three other adrenaline junkies in the Appalachian Mountains to go caving.’
    • ‘Adrenaline junkies will be in heaven with plenty of free time for paragliding, parachuting or mountain bike riding.’
    • ‘All his experiences disarming and disposing of bombs made him an adrenaline junkie.’
    • ‘Skydivers are not, generally, adrenaline junkies looking for their next fix nor are they people who go out every weekend flirting with possible death.’
    • ‘I've always been into extreme sports - I guess I'm an adrenaline junkie.’
    • ‘A bit of an adrenaline junkie, he appears to have no regard for his own safety.’
    • ‘Sports such as skiing, sailing, running and mountaineering have become hugely popular among the silver-haired adrenaline junkies.’
    • ‘The adrenaline junkie donned a parachute, laid his hands on a high-powered jet ski and prepared to ride it off Niagara Falls.’
    • ‘Adventurers, as well as adrenaline junkies, will love the challenge and confidence-building of skiing the famous Taos steeps.’
    • ‘There's no doubt everyone on my team is an adrenaline junkie.’
    • ‘The Descent tells the story of six women, adrenaline junkies all, on a thrill seeking trip spelunking in the Appalachians.’
    • ‘For the adrenaline junkies, jet skis, water skiing and tubing are just a few examples of the water sports available at the beach.’
    • ‘A keen sportsman and a bit of an adrenaline junky, Josh had been a skier since childhood.’
    • ‘I've never thought of myself as an adrenaline junkie.’
    • ‘Some climbers become adrenaline junkies.’
    • ‘An adrenaline junkie from an early age, Aaron was into every extreme sport you can imagine.’
    • ‘It's the park's fastest ride, reaching speeds of up to 37 mph, and is bound to be a big hit with adrenaline junkies.’